Re: [R] How can we ring a bell in Windows?

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Tue 08 Mar 2005 - 06:32:17 EST

On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 18:18:37 +0000 (GMT), Prof Brian Ripley <> wrote :

>On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 00:31:07 +0800 (CST), Lu Joseph
>> <> wrote :
>>> Hello useRs,
>>> Is there a way to write code in R
>>> to ring a bell in Windows?
>> If you load the tcltk package, then
>> tkbell()
>> will get you a bell on more platforms than just Windows. If you don't
>> want to use tcltk, then you could call the Windows API function
>> MessageBeep from some C code, but I don't think we have a "bell" or
>> "beep" function in the standard R packages.

>But there is the ANSI "\a": cat("\n") works as expected, on all platforms.

Perhaps we should have a beep() or bell() function, to remind those of us who never knew all the C escapes and wouldn't have guessed that the ancient ASCII control codes still function.

I'll put it on my list...

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Tue Mar 08 06:51:41 2005

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